Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Publication news

Review of Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?

Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?
Written by Joy V. Smith
Illustrated by Andrea Gradidge
Ages 3-6
How does Kandy Kitty make a friend when no one wants to play with her?  It's not easy being a playful little kitten but Kandy doesn't realize she plays too rough for the other animals.
Finally one of the animals speaks up and tells Kandy why they won't play with her.  Then Kandy has an idea!  She asks the other animals what they want to play.  Now Kandy has many friends.
This book is a good concept for all young children to learn.  Easy to read with a loveable main character, Why Won't Anyone Play with Me? will capture the imagination of the very young.  Bright, bold illustrations bring the story to life and make this an appealing e-book.

This review of an earlier edition of the story ran in Wee Ones Children's Magazine (e-zine).  Buy the book here: Publish America - Publishing Writers' and Authors' Manuscripts ; it's also available on Amazon.com: Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?: Books: Joy, V. Smith,Andrea Gradidge

Artist's bio: Andrea Gradidge was originally from the UK and now resides in British Columbia, Canada. She has illustrated various chapbooks and e-zines and also Joy V. Smith's story, "Sammy's Beautiful Tail".

My Oasis 20 (literary SF convention) report is now online at: The Other*Worlds*Cafe: The Cafe: Resources: Conventions: Reports

I was interviewed on the phone by Barbara Mahler of the Marshfield News-Herald (my home town paper) recently.  I'm not sure when that will be published, but I look forward to seeing it.  Thank you, Barbara!

For poetry lovers, here are two chapbooks:

Ancient Skies by oino sakai, illustrated by andrea gradidge {Sam's Dot Publishing}
Ancient Skies is oino sakai's collection of scifaiku, tanka, SFonnets, joined scifaiku, stellarenga, kanshi, and haibun...
Link: THE GENRE MALL...your source for the small press world

Scifaistew, by Teri Santitoro; it's a collection of scifaiku and tanka and haibun by Teri Santitoro, editor of Scifaikuest.  Link: http://samsdotpublishing.com/purchasecenter/poetrybooks.htm



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